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Chuck Muncie



Played for the hapless N.O. Saints then went on to play key role in the Chargers potent offense.  Got out of New Orleans because of the racial atmosphere.  I remember he was also one of the first players profiled who had major drug problems related to freebasing cocaine. I think they did a big story on him and his addiction in S.I.  Went to jail for trafficing cocaine after the NFL.

"Big Bam" Sam Cunningham



I think this guy makes it big in today's game.  I did not know he was the older brother of Randall Cunningham.  Played 1973-1982 with the NE Patriots.  1 Pro Bowl appearance.

Efren Herrera



Always liked this guy's name.  The kicker for the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks.   Played with the Cowboys from 1974-1977 and then went to Seattle from 1978-1981.  Finished up with Buffalo.  Selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1977 season.  Why did he leave Dallas?  Expansion draft?  Didn't he get caught up with some criminal activities after fotball or maybe even during his career?  I think it might have dealt with fooling around with a minor. 

 

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Loved Muncie with the Chargers. Pure excitement. Able to break loose at any time. Just as likely to cough it up too. 

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I always think of Muncie as a "what could have been" guy, but looking at his career stats he was actually around quite a while in spite of his demons.  He played at Cal with the late Joe Roth.

Cunningham combined speed and size like few others of that era.  Best in the league at the over-the-top dive before Marcus Allen. One of the all time greats at USC.

I just remember one of the announcers always called Herrera "The Pride of Guadalajara".   That's about it for him for me.



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The Bills signed Efren Herrera as the 1982 strike came to an end. They felt they needed an upgrade over Nick Mike-Mayer. He was a disappointment and Joe Ferguson was terrible after the strike. The team collapsed, missed the playoffs, and thus the Chuck Knox era came to an end.

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What was up with that facemask Muncie wore anyway?  I do not remember any other players wearing that style back then.



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Papa Voo wrote: What was up with that facemask Muncie wore anyway?  I do not remember any other players wearing that style back then.
He wore prescription glasses on the field. Something about Muncie either not liking or not being able to wear contact lenses.  His facemask was the type guys with glasses wore.



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Papa Voo wrote: Efren Herrera



Always liked this guy's name.  The kicker for the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks.   Played with the Cowboys from 1974-1977 and then went to Seattle from 1978-1981.  

 


I remember when I started watching the NFL I thought that the announcers were calling him Our Friend Herrera. I thought it was a little strange but just figured that he was buddies with the announcers that covered the Cowboys on CBS.



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thunderbolt wrote: I always think of Muncie as a "what could have been" guy, but looking at his career stats he was actually around quite a while in spite of his demons.  He played at Cal with the late Joe Roth.


I watched Muncie at Cal. Great offense with Joe Roth and Wesley Walker.



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Papa Voo wrote:
Efren Herrera




 

TRIVIA TIME - which Cowboy player held the ball for Herrera and Raphael Septien on Field Goals and Extra Points ???  The card gives you a pretty big hint which no real Cowboys fan should need.



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Charlie Waters.



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thunderbolt wrote: Papa Voo wrote: What was up with that facemask Muncie wore anyway?  I do not remember any other players wearing that style back then.
He wore prescription glasses on the field. Something about Muncie either not liking or not being able to wear contact lenses.  His facemask was the type guys with glasses wore.





He could have worn the style like Harris is wearing in this pic, but he went that gonzo look.

I always liked Muncie, also.  He had the speed to bump it to the outside and take off.

**I didn't notice but Cunningham is wearing that style, also, like Harris.

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Chuck Foreman

John Mendenhall

Roger Werhli

Roy Gerela

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I remember when we played Minnesota in our first SB appearance.  I was scared to death of Foreman breaking one or two.  He was 5-time Pro Bowler. He went to new england for one year.  I don't remember that.  Great receiver out of the backfield.



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Gerela was a two-time Pro Bowler.  A fan club was started for him in The Burgh, "Gerela's Gorillas."  That is probably one of the most well-known lyrics from the first Steelers Polka fight song, "Gerela's gorillas are here for the show..."  He got three rings.

 

 



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Thanks for the Chuck Foreman reference; he was one of my favorites.   When the USFL was around in 1983-84, Chuck was going to attempt a comeback bu only stuck around camp (The LA Stars I think) for a few weeks.

 

 

Gonna throw these names out as well, just because I'm recalling football card imagery:

 

Dallas- Preston Pearson, Dextor Clinkscale,  Butch Johnson

Redskins- Joe Washington, Charlie Brown, Dave Butz

Atlanta-  Tim Mazetti, Haskel Stanback, Alfred Jackson

Houston- Ken "00" Burrough, Ronnie Coleman, Gregg Bingham

NY Giants- Joe Morris, Doug Kotar, Clyde Powers

Green Bay-  Chester Marcol, Lynn Dickey, Mike Douglass

New England- Randy Vataha, Andy Katzenmoyer, Bill Lenkatis

Buffalo-  Terry Miller, Jerry Butler, Jim Braxton

Miami-   Delvin Williams, Norm Bulaich, Vern Den Herder

 

 

 

 

 

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